UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SERVICES DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is contacting patients about a 2010 data breach.  About 1,500 patients are included in the data breach notification.  The data breach involves a resident physician who was employed by terminated by UAMS and terminated in 2010. UAMS says it recently discovered the resident kept some patient lists and notes regarding patients in violation [...]

200,000 RESTAURANT DEPOT CUSTOMERS AT RISK FOR IDENTITY THEFT

200,000 Restaurant Depot and Jetro Cash & Carry customers are at risk for identity theft after Russian hack attack.  According to its CEO, Stanley Fleishman, the identity thieves are based in Russia and accessed Restaurant Depot’s network through the Internet.  Once inside the network, hackers downloaded magnetic stripe data from customers’ credit and debit cards.  [...]

IDENTITY THIEVES STEAL CONSUMERS CREDIT/DEBIT CARD INFO FROM LUCKY’S WITH CARD SKIMMERS

At least 500 consumers had their credit or debit card numbers stolen by identity thieves from the Lucky’s supermarkets.  The identity thieves installed card skimmers at the self-checkout counters of the stores and collected customers’ credit or debit card information, expiration dates, security codes and personal identification numbers (PIN).  What is a skimmer? What stores [...]

FTC SAYS CREDIT REPORT RESELLERS ALLOWED HACKERS TO ACCESS CONSUMERS’ INFO

The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against credit report resellers for not taking reasonable steps to protect consumers' personal identifying information. The credit report resellers, SettlementOne Credit Corporation, ACRAnet, Inc., and Fajilan and Associates, Inc., also doing business as Statewide Credit Services are required to strengthen their data security according to the FTC order. The FTC [...]

RESTAURANT DATA BREACH – HACKERS STEAL CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD INFO

A Lexington, Kentucky Italian restaurant, Smashing Tomato, has announced that it has suffered a data breach.  The Smashing Tomato's customers are complaining of unauthorized charges on their credit and debit cards as far away as Texas and Ohio.  The restaurant learned of the data breach after being contacted by the US Secret Service. The restaurant's [...]

TRINITY HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT AND BANK FRAUD

Former Trinity Hospital employee, Chelsea Catherine Stewart, from Alabaster, Alabama, was indicted for identity theft and bank fraud.  The federal grand jury passed down the indictment on June 28, 2011.  The charges include: identity theft; possession of stolen mail; attempted bank fraud, misuse of Social Security number; and aggravated identity theft. Ms. Stewart was arrested [...]

SONY TO LOSE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AFTER DATA BREACH

Sony now says it will lose several billion dollars for its fiscal year.  Originally, Sony planned on bringing in $857 million in profits this year, but a recent data breach will inevitably cost the company billions of dollars!  The latest estimate is $3.7 billion! "Based on information currently available to Sony, our currently known costs associated with [...]

SONY SUBSIDIARY HACKED

The Wall Street Journal recently reported Sony's So-Net Entertainment subsidiary (a Japan based internet service provider) was hacked by intruders.  According to , the hackers stole $1,200 worth of virtual points from 128 accounts.  The hacker was able to access emails from 90 accounts, according the AP.  So-Net learned of the data breach when its customers complained about problems [...]

DATA BREACH PUTS SEC EMPLOYEES AT RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT

A recent data breach at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put its employees at risk of identity theft.  The SEC has sent breach notifications to around 4,000 SEC employees.  The personal identifying information (PII) exposed includes Social Security numbers and other payroll information.   The PII was included in an unencrypted e-mail, according to Drew Malcomb, a Department of [...]

HACKERS STEAL CREDIT AND BANK CARD INFORMATION FROM NEBRASKA RESIDENTS

Sarpy County Sheriff's deputies in Omaha, Nebraska are investigating an identity theft case that has affected more than fifty victims.  The hackers went after personal identifying information using customers credit and debit cards.  Investigators believe a data breach at a credit card processor exposed the victims' information.  Some of the victims discovered the identity theft when they viewed their monthly statement [...]